Court makes Conditional Residence Order in dispute over children

Judge decides children should not be deprived of family relationships


Andrew Dodd, a Partner in the Family Department at Crosse & Crosse has recently represented two children in proceedings before the High Court where the Judge, Mr Justice Peter Jackson, found that the mother believed that the children did not need a relationship with their father or his wider family. As a last resort to reinstate regular contact,  the Judge made a conditional residence order by which, if the boys were not made available by their mother for staying contact with their father on the two occasions set for the school summer holidays, an order would automatically come into force whereby the children would go to live with their father.  The order worked, contact was recommenced and is ongoing.  For more details on the reported case see: M (Children) [2012] EWHC 1948 (Fam).